Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Huge Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter

I made this huge gingerbread man cookie cutter out of yard edging that I found at a thrift store.  It is tin.  First I drew a picture of a gingerbread man on a large piece of paper(newsprint).  I bent the tin edging around the curves.  When it was finished it was too flimsy to hold its shape.  I then cut out of some old scrap paneling wood the same gingerbread shape with a jigsaw.  I stapled the tin gingerbread man cookie cutter to the wood gingerbread man.  I would love to find a roll of sheet metal that was 4 inches wide to make this but this will do.  I'm excited to display it.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Burlap Advent

I used burlap ribbon to make my bags.  I just folded and sewed up the side and bottom.  I used jute string ran through the back to tie them up.  I got my free printable here and just stapled them to the burlap bag.  I love how they turned out.  Now to fill them great thanks writing prompts and scriptures from here and here.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Little Free Library

My son Garrett made 4 Little Free Libraries for his Eagle Scout Service Project.  He had lots of help building, assembling, and installing them.  His first LFL went into a rural town in MT.  We had a ribbon cutting ceremony with a speech, chocolate treats, & bookmarks to color. 

The LFL was cut using these plans modified to 17x17x20 to 27 (cut at a 90* angle). LFL instructions
We cut almost 2 LFL's out of one sheet of plywood.  We cut the roofs out of a scrap piece of plywood.  We are thrilled with how the LFL turned out.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Large Rose x-stitch

I made this large cross stitch of a rose from a large canvas.  I really like how it turned out.
I made an extra large printout of a cross stitch pattern and poked holes with a large needle into every spot that thread would go through.  I then began stitching with my embroidery thread. 

Story Vignette

I love the saying "Every family has a story...welcome to ours"  and I also love barn quilts.  Really liking this vignette.

Winter Vignette

I found this toboggan at a thrift store and fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.  I cut out the snowflakes with a jigsaw and painted them white.  Love the look of  this.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Pilgrims and Native Americans

These stand 3' tall and are ready for Thanksgiving.  Love how they turned out.